Getting better, isn’t that truly what it’s all about? It’s so rewarding to get better at something. To watch those around you to so, is even more fulfilling.
One of my guys that I’ve been working with for the past year just did it. He just hit the mark. When we started a year ago he had just finished his semester of school with around a 2.0gpa. He was overwhelmed and didn’t feel good about how things went. He just finished this semester with around a 3.4. He feels great about it and when we talked about how he did it, he said, “I turned EVERYTHING in ON TIME.” The smile on his face, sense of accomplishment and him talking about the lack of pressure compared to what he had felt was awesome! So many great lessons to be learned from this guy, one of them is that he decided to do a little everyday. When we want to get better at something, doing it today is the first step. Doing it tomorrow is the second step and before you know it, you’ve taken a lot of steps! Another huge lesson is the perfect isn’t a very good goal, but better is an awesome goal! I have no doubt that he’ll get a 4.0 at some point in school (if he decides that’s what he wants) but we didn’t set the goal of a 4.0, we set the goal of “better.” A little better everyday goes a log way!!!
Here’s to all of us choosing what matters to us and deciding to get a little better today. It all starts with today!